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Chemical Engineering Bachelor | ||||||

Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2018) | ||||||

2. Semester | ||||||

Compulsory Subjects First Year Examinations | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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529-0012-02L | General Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry) II | O | 4 credits | 3V + 1U | J. Cvengros, H. Grützmacher | |

Abstract | 1) General definitions 2) The VSEPR model 3) Qualitative molecular orbital diagrams 4) Closest packing, metal structures 5) The Structures of metalloids 6) Structures of the non-metals 7) Synthesis of the elements 8) Reactivity of the elements 9) Ionic Compounds 10) Ions in Solution 11) Element hydrogen compounds 12) Element halogen compounds 13) Element oxygen compounds 14) Redox chemistry | |||||

Learning objective | Understanding of the fundamental principles of the structures, properties, and reactivities of the main group elements (groups 1,2 and 13 to 18). | |||||

Content | The course is divided in 14 sections in which the fundamental phenomena of the chemistry of the main group elements are discussed: Part 1: Introduction in the periodical properties of the elements and general definitions –Part 2: The VSEPR model –Part 3: Qualitative molecular orbital diagrams for simple inorganic molecules – Part 4: Closest packing and structures of metals Part 5: The Structures of semimetals (metalloids) of the main group elements –Part 6: Structures of the non-metals– Part 7: Synthesis of the elements. –Part 8: Reactivity of the elements Part 9: Ionic Compounds Part 10: Ions in Solution Part 11: Element hydrogen compounds Part 12: Element halogen compounds Part 13: Element oxygen compounds Part 14: Redox chemistry. | |||||

Lecture notes | The transparencies used in the course are accessible via the internet on Link | |||||

Literature | J. Huheey, E. Keiter, R. Keiter, Inorganic Chemistry, Principles and Reactivity, 4th edition, deGruyter, 2003. C.E.Housecroft, E.C.Constable, Chemistry, 4th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Basis for the understanding of this lecture is the course Allgemeine Chemie 1. | |||||

529-0012-03L | General Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) II | O | 4 credits | 3V + 1U | P. Chen | |

Abstract | Classification of organic reactions, reactive intermediates: radicals, carbocations, carbanions, acids & bases, electrophilic aromatic substitution, electrophilic addition to double bonds, HSAB concept, nucleophilic substitution at sp3 hybridized carbon centres (SN1/SN2 reactions), nucleophilic aromatic substitutions, eliminations, oxidations, reductions. | |||||

Learning objective | Understanding of fundamental reactivity principles and the relationship between structure and reactivity. Knowledge of the most important reaction types and of selected classes of compounds. | |||||

Content | Classification of organic reactions, reactive intermediates: radicals, carbocations, carbanions, acids & bases, electrophilic aromatic substitution, electrophilic addition to double bonds, HSAB concept, nucleophilic substitution at sp3 hybridized carbon centres (SN1/SN2 reactions), nucleophilic aromatic substitutions, eliminations, oxidations, reductions. | |||||

Lecture notes | pdf file available at the beginning of the course | |||||

Literature | [1] P. Sykes, "Reaktionsmechanismen der Organischen Chemie", VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, Weinheim 1988. [2] Carey/Sundberg, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part A and B, 3rd ed., Plenum Press, New York, 1990/1991. Deutsch: Organische Chemie. [3] Vollhardt/Schore, Organic Chemistry, 2th ed., Freeman, New York, 1994 Deutsche Fassung: Organische Chemie 1995, Verlag Chemie, Wein¬heim, 1324 S. Dazu: N. Schore, Arbeitsbuch zu Vollhardt, Organische Chemie, 2. Aufl. Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, 1995, ca 400 S. [4] J. March, Advanced Organic Chemistry; Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure, 5th ed., Wiley, New York, 1992. [5] Streitwieser/Heathcock, Organische Chemie, 2. Auflage, Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, 1994. [6] Streitwieser/Heathcock/Kosower, Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 4th ed., MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1992. [7] P. Y. Bruice, Organische Chemie, 5. Auflage, Pearson Verlag, 2007. | |||||

529-0012-01L | Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics | O | 4 credits | 3V + 1U | A. Barnes | |

Abstract | Foundations of chemical thermodynamics: Entropy, chemical thermodynamics, laws of thermodynamics, partition functions, chemical reactions, reaction free energies, equilibrium conditions, chemical potential, standard states, ideal and real systems and gases, phase equilibria, colligative properties, with applications to current research at the ETHZ. | |||||

Learning objective | Understanding of entropy and thermodynamic principles. | |||||

Content | The first, second and third law of thermodynamics: empirical temperature and thermodynamic temperature scale, internal energy, entropy, thermal equilibrium. Models and standard states: ideal gases, ideal solutions and mixtures, real gases, real solutions and mixtures, activity, tables of standard thermodynamic quantities. Reaction thermodynamics: the chemical potential, reaction parameters and equilibrium conditions, equilibrium constants and their pressure and temperature dependence. Phase equilibria. | |||||

Lecture notes | See homepage of the lecture. | |||||

Literature | See homepage of the lecture. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Requirements: Allgemeine Chemie I, Grundlagen der Mathematik | |||||

402-0044-00L | Physics II | O | 4 credits | 3V + 1U | T. Esslinger | |

Abstract | Introduction to the concepts and tools in physics with the help of demonstration experiments: electromagnetism, optics, introduction to modern physics. | |||||

Learning objective | The concepts and tools in physics, as well as the methods of an experimental science are taught. The student should learn to identify, communicate and solve physical problems in his/her own field of science. | |||||

Content | Electromagnetism (electric current, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, magnetic materials, Maxwell's equations) Optics (light, geometrical optics, interference and diffraction) Short introduction to quantum physics | |||||

Lecture notes | The lecture follows the book "Physik" by Paul A. Tipler. | |||||

Literature | Paul A. Tipler and Gene Mosca Physik Springer Spektrum Verlag | |||||

401-0272-00L | Mathematical Foundations I: Analysis B | O | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | L. Kobel-Keller | |

Abstract | Basics about multidimensional analysis. Ordinary differential equations as mathematical models to describe processes (continuation from Analysis A). Numerical, analytical and geometrical aspects of differential equations. | |||||

Learning objective | Introduction to calculus in several dimensions. Building simple models and analysing them mathematically. Knowledge of the basic concepts. | |||||

Content | Basics about multidimensional analysis. Differential equations as mathematical models to describe processes. Numerical, analytical and geometrical aspects of differential equations. | |||||

Literature | - G. B. Thomas, M. D. Weir, J. Hass: Analysis 2, Lehr- und Übungsbuch, Pearson-Verlag - D. W. Jordan, P. Smith: Mathematische Methoden für die Praxis, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag - M. Akveld/R. Sperb: Analysis I, Analysis II (vdf) - L. Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler Bde 1,2,3. (Vieweg) Further reading suggestions will be indicated during the lecture. | |||||

401-0622-00L | Mathematical Foundations II: Linear Algebra and Statistics | O | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | M. Auer | |

Abstract | Systems of linear equations; matrix algebra, determinants; vector spaces, norms and scalar products; linear maps, basis transformations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Random variables and probability, discrete and continuous distribution models; expectation, variance, central limit theorem, parameter estimation; statistical hypothesis tests; confidence intervals; regression analysis. | |||||

Learning objective | A sound knowledge of mathematics is an essential prerequisite for a quantitative and computer-based approach to natural sciences. In an intensive two-semester course the most important basic concepts of mathematics, namely univariate and multivariate calculus, linear algebra and statistics are taught. | |||||

Content | Systems of linear equations; matrix algebra, determinants; vector spaces, norms and scalar products; linear maps, basis transformations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. - Least squares fitting and regression models; random variables, statistical properties of least-squares estimators; tests, confidence and prediction intervals in regression models; residual analysis. Lecture homepage: https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/course/view.php?id=11841 | |||||

Lecture notes | For the part on Linear Algebra, there is a short script (in German) which summarizes the main concepts and results without examples. For a self-contained presentation, the book by Nipp and Stoffer should be used. For the part on Statistics there is a detailed script (in German) available which should be self-contained. The book by Stahel can be used for additional information. | |||||

Literature | Linear Algebra: K. Nipp/D. Stoffer: "Lineare Algebra", vdf, 5th edition, 2002. Statistics: W. Stahel, "Statistische Datenanalyse", Vieweg, 5rd edition, 2008. | |||||

Laboratory Courses | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

529-0230-00L | Inorganic and Organic Chemistry I Enrolment only possible up to the beginning of the semester. | O | 8 credits | 12P | B. Morandi, J. W. Bode | |

Abstract | Laboratory Course in Inorganic and Organic Chemistry I | |||||

Learning objective | Introduction into basic techniques used in the organic laboratory. Understanding organic reactions through experiments. | |||||

Content | Part I: Basic operations such as the isolation, purification and characterization of organic compounds: distillation, extraction, chromatography, crystallization, IR (UV/1H-NMR)-spectroscopy for the identification of the constituion of organic compounds. Part II: Organic reactions: preparative chemistry. From simple, one-step to multistep syntheses. Both classic and modern reactions will be performed. Part III: Preparation of a chiral, enantiomerically pure ligand for asymmetric catalysis (together with AOCP II) | |||||

Literature | - R. K. Müller, R. Keese: "Grundoperationen der präparativen organischen Chemie"; J. Leonard, B. Lygo, G. Procter: "Praxis der Organischen Chemie" (Übersetzung herausgegeben von G. Dyker), VCH, Weinheim, 1996, ISBN 3-527-29411-2. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: - Praktikum Allgemeine Chemie (1. Semester, 529-0011-04/05) - Vorlesung Organische Chemie I (1. Semester, 529-0011-03) Safety conceptt: https://chab.ethz.ch/studium/bachelor1.html | |||||

4. Semester | ||||||

Examination Block I | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

529-0122-00L | Inorganic Chemistry II | O | 3 credits | 3G | M. Kovalenko, K. Kravchyk | |

Abstract | The lecture is based on Inorganic Chemistry I and addresses an enhanced understanding of the symmetry aspects of chemical bonding of molecules and translation polymers, i.e. crystal structures. | |||||

Learning objective | The lecture follows Inorganic Chemistry I and addresses an enhanced understanding of the symmetry aspects of chemical bonding of molecules and translation polymers. | |||||

Content | Symmetry aspects of chemical bonding, point groups and representations for the deduction of molecular orbitals, energy assessment for molecules and solids, Sanderson formalism, derivation and understanding of band structures, densities of states, overlap populations, crystal symmetry, basic crystal structures and corresponding properties, visual representations of crystal structures. | |||||

Lecture notes | see Moodle | |||||

Literature | 1. I. Hargittai, M. Hargittai, "Symmetry through the Eyes of a Chemist", Plenum Press, 1995; 2. R. Hoffmann, "Solids and Surfaces", VCH 1988; 3. U. Müller, "Anorganische Strukturchemie", 6. Auflage, Vieweg + Teubner 2008 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Requirements: Inorganic Chemistry I | |||||

529-0222-00L | Organic Chemistry II | O | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | B. Morandi | |

Abstract | This course builds on the material learned in Organic Chemistry I or Organic Chemistry II for Biology/Pharmacy Students. Topics include advanced concepts and mechanisms of organic reactions and introductions to pericyclic and organometallic reactions. The basics or retro- and forward synthesis are also introduced. | |||||

Learning objective | Goals of this course include a deeper understanding of basic organic reactions and mechanisms as well as advanced transformations. Reactive intermediates including carbenes and nitrenes are covered, along with methods for their generation and use in complex molecule synthesis. Frontier molecular orbital theory (FMO) is introduced and used to rationalize pericyclic reactions including Diels Alder reactions, cycloadditions, and rearrangements (Cope, Claisen). The basic concepts and key reactions of catalytic organometallic chemistry, which are key methods in modern organic synthesis, are introduced, with an emphasis on their catalytic cycles and elementary steps. All of these topics are combined in an overview of strategies for complex molecule synthesis, with specific examples from natural product derived molecules used as medicines. | |||||

Content | Redox neutral reactions and rearrangements, advanced transformations of functional groups and reaction mechanisms, carbenes and nitrenes, frontier molecular orbital theory (FMO), cycloadditions and pericyclic reactions, introduction to organometallic chemistry and catalytic cross couplings, protecting groups, retrosynthetic analysis of complex organic molecules, planning and execution of multi-step reactions. | |||||

Lecture notes | The lecture notes and additional documents including problem sets are available as PDF files online, without charge. Link: https://morandi.ethz.ch/education.html | |||||

Literature | Clayden, Greeves, and Warren. Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, 2012. | |||||

529-0431-00L | Physical Chemistry III: Molecular Quantum Mechanics | O | 4 credits | 4G | F. Merkt | |

Abstract | Postulates of quantum mechanics, operator algebra, Schrödinger's equation, state functions and expectation values, matrix representation of operators, particle in a box, tunneling, harmonic oscillator, molecular vibrations, angular momentum and spin, generalised Pauli principle, perturbation theory, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, Born-Oppenheimer approximation. | |||||

Learning objective | This is an introductory course in quantum mechanics. The course starts with an overview of the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and introduces the mathematical formalism. The postulates and theorems of quantum mechanics are discussed in the context of experimental and numerical determination of physical quantities. The course develops the tools necessary for the understanding and calculation of elementary quantum phenomena in atoms and molecules. | |||||

Content | Postulates and theorems of quantum mechanics: operator algebra, Schrödinger's equation, state functions and expectation values. Linear motions: free particles, particle in a box, quantum mechanical tunneling, the harmonic oscillator and molecular vibrations. Angular momentum: electronic spin and orbital motion, molecular rotations. Electronic structure of atoms and molecules: the Pauli principle, angular momentum coupling, the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Variational principle and perturbation theory. Discussion of bigger systems (solids, nano-structures). | |||||

Lecture notes | A script written in German will be available. The script is, however, no replacement for personal notes during the lecture and does not cover all aspects discussed. | |||||

529-0058-00L | Analytical Chemistry II | O | 3 credits | 3G | D. Günther, D. Bleiner, T. Bucheli, M.‑O. Ebert, G. Schwarz | |

Abstract | Enhanced knowledge about the elemental analysis and spectrocopical techniques with close relation to practical applications. This course is based on the knowledge from analytical chemistry I. Separation methods are included. | |||||

Learning objective | Use and applications of the elemental analysis and spectroscopical knowledge to solve relevant analytical problems. | |||||

Content | Combined application of spectroscopic methods for structure determination, and practical application of element analysis. More complex NMR methods: recording techniques, application of exchange phenomena, double resonance, spin-lattice relaxation, nuclear Overhauser effect, applications of experimental 2d and multipulse NMR spectroscopy, shift reagents. Application of chromatographic and electrophoretic separation methods: basics, working technique, quality assessment of a separation method, van-Deemter equation, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography (HPLC, ion chromatography, gel permeation, packing materials, gradient elution, retention index), electrophoresis, electroosmotic flow, zone electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis, isoelectrical focussing, electrochromatography, 2d gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, field flow fractionation, enhanced knowledge in atomic absorption spectroscopy, atomic emission spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, ICP-OES, ICP-MS. | |||||

Lecture notes | Script will be available | |||||

Literature | Literature will be within the script. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Exercises for spectra interpretation are part of the lecture. In addition the lecture 529-0289-00 "Instrumentalanalyse organischer Verbindungen" (4th semester) is recommended. Prerequisite: 529-0051-00 "Analytische Chemie I" (3rd semester) | |||||

529-0625-00L | Chemical Engineering | O | 3 credits | 3G | W. J. Stark | |

Abstract | Chemical Engineering provides an introduction to production and process design. Beyond different types and operation of chemical or bio-reactors, issues of scaling, new synthesis methods and problems of industrial production are addressed. An introduction in heterogeneous catalysis and transport of impulse, mass and energy connect the new concepts to the basic education in chemistry and biology. | |||||

Learning objective | Intended for chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists and biologists, the course Chemical and Bioengineering 4th semester addresses the basics of production and process design. Starting with different reactors, process steps and unit operations in production, the industrial scale usage of chemicals and reagents are discussed and further illustrated by examples. Material and energy balances and the concept of selectivity are used to broaden the students view on the complexity of production and show how modern engineering can contribute to an environmentally sustainable production. In the second part of the lecture, reactors, single cells or living matter are discussed in terms of transport properties. Beyond metabolism or chemical processes, transport of impulse, mass and energy heavily influence chemical and biological processes. They are introduced simultaneously and provide a basis for the understanding of flow, diffusion and heat transport. Dimensionless numbers are used to implement transport properties in unit operations and process design. An introduction to heterogeneous catalysis connects the acquired concepts to chemistry and biology and shows how powerful new processes arise from combining molecular understanding and transport. | |||||

Content | Elements of chemical transformations: preparation of reactants, reaction process, product work-up and recycling, product purification; continuous, semibatch and batch processes; material balances: chemical reactors and separation processes, multiple systems and multistage systems; energy balances: chemical reactors and separation processes, enthalpy changes, coupled material and energy balances; multiple reactions: optimisation of reactor performance, yield and selectivity; mass transport and chemical reaction: mixing effects in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, diffusion and reaction in porous materials; heat exchange and chemical reaction: adiabatic reactors, optimum operating conditions for exothermic and endothermic equilibrium reactions, thermal runaway, reactor size and scale up. | |||||

Lecture notes | Supporting material to the course is available on the homepage www.fml.ethz.ch | |||||

Literature | Literature and text books are announced at the beginning of the course. | |||||

Laboratory Courses | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

529-0054-00L | Physical and Analytical Chemistry | O | 10 credits | 15P | E. C. Meister, R. Zenobi, M.‑O. Ebert, K. Eyer, B. Hattendorf, Y. Yamakoshi | |

Abstract | Practical introduction to important experimental methods in physical and analytical chemistry. | |||||

Learning objective | The students have to carry out selected experiments in physical chemistry and evaluate measurement data. They acquire a good knowledge about the most important practical techniques in analytical chemistry. Laboratory reports have to be written to each experiment. | |||||

Content | Physical chemistry part: Short recapitulation of statistics and analysis of measurement data. Writing experimental reports with regard to publication of scientific works. Basic physical chemistry experiments (a maximum of six experiments from the following themes): 1. Phase diagrams (liquid-vapour and solid-liquid phase diagrams, cryoscopy); 2. electrochemistry and electronics; 3. quantum chemistry studies; 4. kinetics; 5. thermochemistry; 6. speed of sound in gases and liquids; 7. surface tension. Analytical chemistry part: 1. Introduction to the concept of sampling, quantitative elemental analysis and trace analysis, atomic spectroscopic methods, comparative measurements with electrochemical methods; 2. Separation methods, their principles and optimisation: comparison of the different chromatographic methods, effect of the stationary and mobile phases, common errors/artefacts, liquid chromatography, gas chromatography (injection methods). 3. Spectroscopic methods in organic structure determination: recording of IR and UV/VIS spectra, recording technique in NMR Mandatory exercises in spectroscopy in an accompanying tutorial 529-0289-00 "Instrumentalanalyse organischer Verbindungen" are an integral part of this course. | |||||

Lecture notes | Descriptions for experiments available online. | |||||

Literature | To part PC: Erich Meister, "Grundpraktikum Physikalische Chemie: Theorie und Experimente", 2. Auflage, vdf Hochschul-Verlag an der ETH, Zürich, 2012. Available as e-Book. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: 529-0011-04 "Allgemeine Chemie (Praktikum)" 529-0051-00 "Analytische Chemie" I (3. Semester) 529-0058-00 "Analytische Chemie II" (4. Semester) in parallel to the lab class, or completed in an earlier semester. The course 529-0289-00L "Instumentalanalyse organischer Verbindungen" is an obligatory component of the lab class / praktikum. Safety concept: https://chab.ethz.ch/studium/bachelor1.html | |||||

6. Semester | ||||||

Compulsory Subjects | ||||||

Examination Block IV | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

529-0192-00L | Industrial ChemistryReplacement for 529-0502-00L Catalysis | O | 4 credits | 3G | J. A. van Bokhoven, M. Ranocchiari | |

Abstract | The lecture will describe how the most important chemicals and intermediates are produced from both a chemical and chemical engineering point of view. Reaction mechanisms up to reactor design will be covered. | |||||

Learning objective | Basic knowledge of reaction mechanisms and reactor design of the most important chemicals and intermediates. | |||||

Content | The vast majority of all intermediates and chemicals originate from coal, oil or gas. The development of these processes over a time span of more than hundred years has resulted in fascinating chemistry and processes. The lecture will describe how the most important chemicals and intermediates are produced from both a chemical and chemical engineering point of view. Reaction mechanisms up to reactor design will be covered. | |||||

Lecture notes | Supplemental material will be available on the webpage: http://www.vanbokhoven.ethz.ch/education.html | |||||

Literature | Hans-Jürgen Arpe, Industrial Organic Chemistry, 5th Edition, Wyley-VCH, 2010 G. P. Chiusoli, P. M. Maitlis, Metal-catalysis in Industrial Organic Processes, RSC Publishing, 2008 | |||||

529-0633-00L | Heterogeneous Reaction Engineering | O | 4 credits | 3G | J. Pérez-Ramírez, C. Mondelli | |

Abstract | Heterogeneous Reaction Engineering equips students with tools essential for the optimal development of heterogeneous processes. Integrating concepts from chemical engineering and chemistry, students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of heterogeneous reactions and will develop the necessary skills for the selection and design of various types of idealized reactors. | |||||

Learning objective | At the end of the course the students will understand the basic principles of catalyzed and uncatalyzed heterogeneous reactions. They will know models to represent fluid-fluid and fluid-solid reactions; how to describe the kinetics of surface reactions; how to evaluate mass and heat transfer phenomena and account for their impact on catalyst effectiveness; the principle causes of catalyst deactivation; and reactor systems and protocols for catalyst testing. | |||||

Content | The following components are covered: - Fluid-fluid and fluid-solid heterogeneous reactions. - Kinetics of surface reactions. - Mass and heat transport phenomena. - Catalyst effectiveness. - Catalyst deactivation. - Strategies for catalyst testing. These aspects are exemplified through modern examples. For each core topic, assignments are distributed, corrected, and discussed. The course also features an industrial lecture. | |||||

Lecture notes | Script and booklet of exercises as well as links to the Zoom recordings of the lectures are available in the corresponding Moodle course. | |||||

Literature | H. Scott Fogler: Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1992 O. Levenspiel: Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 1999 Further relevant sources are given during the course. | |||||

151-0926-00L | Separation Process Technology I | O | 4 credits | 3G | M. Mazzotti, A. Bardow | |

Abstract | Non-empirical design of gas-liquid, vapor-liquid, and liquid-liquid separation processes for ideal and non-ideal systems, based on mass transfer phenomena and phase equilibrium. | |||||

Learning objective | Non-empirical design of gas-liquid, vapor-liquid, and liquid-liquid separation processes for ideal and non-ideal systems, based on mass transfer phenomena and phase equilibrium. | |||||

Content | Methods for the non empirical design of equilibrium stage separations for ideal and non-ideal systems, based on mass transfer phenomena and phase equilibrium. Topics: introduction to the separation process technology. Phase equilibrium: vapor/liquid and liquid/liquid. Flash vaporization: binary and multicomponent. Equilibrium stages and multistage cascades. Gas absorption and stripping. Continuous distillation: design methods for binary and multicomponent systems; continuous-contact equipment; azeotropic distillation, equipment for gas-liquid operations. Liquid/liquid extraction. The lecture is supported by a web base learning tool, i.e. HyperTVT. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes available | |||||

Literature | Treybal "Mass-transfer operations" oder Seader/Henley "Separation process principles" oder Wankat "Equilibrium stage separations" oder Weiss/Militzer/Gramlich "Thermische Verfahrenstechnik" | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisite: Stoffaustausch A self-learning web-based environment is available (HyperTVT): http://www.spl.ethz.ch/ | |||||

Examination Block V | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

529-0031-00L | Chemical Process Control | O | 3 credits | 3G | R. Grass | |

Abstract | Concept of control. Modelling of dynamic systems. State space description, linearisation. Laplace transform, system response. Closed loop control - idea of feedback. PID control. Stability, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, frequency response, Bode diagram. Feedforward compensation, cascade control. Multivariable systems. Application to reactor control. | |||||

Learning objective | Chemical Process Control. Process automation, concept of control. Modelling of dynamical systems - examples. State space description, linearisation, analytical/numerical solution. Laplace transform, system response for first and second order systems. Closed loop control - idea of feedback. PID control, Ziegler - Nichols tuning. Stability, Routh-Hurwitz criteria, root locus, frequency response, Bode diagram, Nyquist criterion. Feedforward compensation, cascade control. Multivariable systems (transfer matrix, state space representation), multi-loop control, problem of coupling, Relative Gain Array, decoupling, sensitivity to model uncertainty. Applications to distillation and reactor control. | |||||

Content | Process automation, concept of control. Modelling of dynamical systems with examples. State space description, linearisation, analytical/numerical solution. Laplace transform, system response for first and second order systems. Closed loop control - idea of feedback. PID control, Ziegler - Nichols tuning. Stability, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, frequency response, Bode diagram. Feedforward compensation, cascade control. Multivariable systems (transfer matrix, state space representation), multi-loop control, problem of coupling, Relative Gain Array, decoupling, sensitivity to model uncertainty. Applications to distillation and reactor control. | |||||

Lecture notes | Link Online-content and links to lecture recordings via RT-FS21.slack.com | |||||

Literature | - "Feedback Control of Dynamical Systems", 4th Edition, by G.F. Franklin, J.D. Powell and A. Emami-Naeini; Prentice Hall, 2002. - "Process Dynamics & Control", by D.E. Seborg, T.F. Edgar and D.A. Mellichamp; Wiley 1989. - "Process Dynamics, Modelling & Control", by B.A. Ogunnaike and W.H. Ray; Oxford University Press 1994. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Analysis II , linear algebra. MATLAB is used extensively for system analysis and simulation. | |||||

151-0940-00L | Modelling and Mathematical Methods in Process and Chemical Engineering | O | 4 credits | 3G | M. Mazzotti | |

Abstract | Study of the non-numerical solution of systems of ordinary differential equations and first order partial differential equations, with application to chemical kinetics, simple batch distillation, and chromatography. | |||||

Learning objective | Study of the non-numerical solution of systems of ordinary differential equations and first order partial differential equations, with application to chemical kinetics, simple batch distillation, and chromatography. | |||||

Content | Development of mathematical models in process and chemical engineering, particularly for chemical kinetics, batch distillation, and chromatography. Study of systems of ordinary differential equations (ODEs), their stability, and their qualitative analysis. Study of single first order partial differential equation (PDE) in space and time, using the method of characteristics. Application of the theory of ODEs to population dynamics, chemical kinetics (Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction), and simple batch distillation (residue curve maps). Application of the method of characteristic to chromatography. | |||||

Lecture notes | no skript | |||||

Literature | A. Varma, M. Morbidelli, "Mathematical methods in chemical engineering," Oxford University Press (1997) H.K. Rhee, R. Aris, N.R. Amundson, "First-order partial differential equations. Vol. 1," Dover Publications, New York (1986) R. Aris, "Mathematical modeling: A chemical engineer’s perspective," Academic Press, San Diego (1999) | |||||

529-0580-00L | Safety, Environmental Aspects and Risk Management | O | 4 credits | 3G | S. Kiesewetter, K. Timmel | |

Abstract | Overview of the impact of industrial activities on the environment and human beings; required risk assessments and preventive measures as well as hints on the of Swiss legislation (environment / occupational safety). | |||||

Learning objective | Basic understanding of the impact of industrial activities on human beings and the environment; raise awareness for risks and safety concerns. | |||||

Content | Risikoanalysen – wozu braucht es eine Risikoanalyse? Kennenlernen der Hilfsmittel zur Erarbeitung einer Risikoanalyse, Besprechung konkreter Beispiele; Hinweise zu weiteren Hilfsmitteln; Hinweise gesetzliche Grundlagen , Bereiche Umwelt und Arbeitssicherheit. Aufbau einer Sicherheitsorganisation in einem Unternehmen, an einer Hochschule. | |||||

Lecture notes | Wird bei der ersten Vorlesung zur Verfügung gestellt. | |||||

Literature | Ergänzungsliteratur wird im Skript angegeben. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Im Rahmen der Vorlesung wird eine Gruppenarbeit im Sinne eines Leistungselementes durchgeführt, die benotet wird. Die Schlussnote setzt sich wie folgt zusammen: Gruppenarbeit (Gewichtung 30%) und schriftlicher Prüfung (70%) | |||||

Laboratory Courses and Case Studies | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

529-0549-02L | Case Studies in Process Design II | O | 3 credits | 3A | G. Guillén Gosálbez | |

Abstract | Based on part I of the case study course the main reaction and purification steps of one process alternative are investigated. Models describing the different unit operations have to be built. These models are used for a sensitivity analysis and optimization of the operating conditions. The results are discussed with regard to technical, economic, safety, and environmental implications. | |||||

Learning objective | - application of the knowledge obtained in lectures - modeling of unit operations - problem-oriented problem solving (application of different methods to the same subject) - team work - report writing and presentation techniques | |||||

Content | Based on the process evaluation conducted in part I of the case study course the main reaction and purification steps of one process alternative are investigated in detail. For this purpose models describing the different unit operations have to be built. These models are used for a sensitivity analysis and optimization of the operating conditions. The results are discussed with regard to technical, economic, safety, and environmental implications. The final result also includes a detailed mass and energy balance for selected operating conditions. The findings of this course are further evaluated in the third part of the case study course. |

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